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The Heart Of The Warrior

Author : Catharina Blomberg
ISBN : 9781134240333
Genre : Social Science
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Traces the development of the samurai, both in the way they regarded themselves and their role in society.
Category: Social Science

The Origins Of Japan S Medieval World

Author : Jeffrey P. Mass
ISBN : 0804743797
Genre : History
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This pioneering collection of 15 essays argues that Japan's medieval age began in the 14th century rather than the 12th, and marks the beginning of a fundamentally new debate about how Japan's lengthy classical period finally ended.
Category: History


Author : Michael Wert
ISBN : 9780190932947
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"A book about the samurai from their origins to their disappearance. It dispels a lot of myths about the samurai one might encounter in popular culture. It describes samurai life, work, philosophy, and warfare as it changed over time from the eighth to the nineteenth century. It covers what samurai were doing when they weren't fighting, and how women and families played a role in forming the samurai class. I also describe how samurai struggled with the crisis of becoming sword-wearing bureaucrats instead of mighty warriors from the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries"--
Category: HISTORY

Germanic Origins

Author : Francis Barton Gummere
ISBN : HARVARD:32044042918409
Genre : Civilization, Germanic
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Category: Civilization, Germanic

Warrior Origins

Author : Hutan Ashrafian
ISBN : 0750956186
Genre : Religion
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Essential reading for martial arts practitioners and students of Buddhism This book considers the universal question posed by both martial artists and practitioners of eastern religions regarding the origins of each style or school. It delineates the ancestries of the most famous and popular martial arts worldwide and identifies the legends and the known historical facts regarding the roots of the mainstream arts of Shaolin Kung-Fu, Karate, and Ninjutsu. By doing so it addresses the history of the famous Bodhidharma as the legendary father of Shaolin Kung-Fu and Zen Buddhism. It offers critical analysis of significant historical dates in the three disciplines and links these to modern martial arts practice and culture. The book also reveals facts on the lives of some of the most prominent and famed individuals of these arts from the modern era including Bruce Lee (Kung Fu) and Fujita Seiko (Ninjutsu).
Category: Religion

Human Origins

Author : Samuel Laing
ISBN : UOM:39015047661882
Genre : Anthropology
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Category: Anthropology

The Warrior People

Author : C. T. Binns
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036393408
Genre : Zulu (African people)
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Category: Zulu (African people)

Elemental Warriors Origins

Author : Ashley West
Genre : Fiction
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Thousands of years ago beings who were pure energy existed. They were the world, and of the world, and they held the powers of life. Fire, Ice, Lightning, Wind, etc., were theirs to call and command, and they kept balance over the universe. But those they watched over became greedy and hungry for power;, and they coveted that which was not theirs to have. Seeing that things would become ugly otherwise, the beings condensed themselves into solid forms, taking on the shape of gems that contained their power. Each gem found its way to a planet with a ruler who was worthy, and their powers seeped into those planets and the people of them, giving them elemental powers to call their own. Warriors of these planets use their elements to protect people, though time has passed and the beings have long been forgotten. But once again, greed and hunger are spreading, and a group of dangerous individuals seek to take what isn’t theirs, going planet by planet to try and find the source of the elemental powers and take it for their own.
Category: Fiction

The Origins And Role Of Same Sex Relations In Human Societies

Author : James Neill
ISBN : 9780786452477
Genre : Social Science
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This groundbreaking work draws on a vast range of research into human sexuality to demonstrate that homosexuality is not a phenomenon limited to a small minority of society, but is an aspect of a complex sexual harmony that the human race inherited from its animal ancestors. Through a survey of the patterns of sexual expression found among animals and among societies around the world, and an examination of the functional role homosexual behavior has played among animal species and human societies alike, the author arrives at some provocative conclusions: that a homosexual or bisexual phase is a normal part of sexual development, that same-sex relations play an important balancing role in regulating human reproduction, that many societies have institutionalized homosexual traditions in the past, and that the harsh condemnation of homosexuality in Western society is a relatively recent phenomenon, unique among world societies throughout history. This well researched and meticulously documented book is the first that integrates into a coherent picture the startling revelations about human sexuality coming from the recent work of sexual researchers, psychologists, anthropologists and historians. The view that emerges, of an ambisexual human species whose complex sexual harmony is being thwarted by the imposition of an artificial understanding of nature, represents a new way of thinking about sex.
Category: Social Science

Fear Not Warrior

Author : Edgar W. Conrad
ISBN : UOM:39015011602698
Genre : Religion
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The Inka Empire And Its Andean Origins

Author : Craig Morris
ISBN : UVA:X002424554
Genre : Andes Region
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Sponsored by the American Museum of Natural History, this illustrated history of the Inkas and their predecessors offers a fresh appraisal of a remarkable civilization.
Category: Andes Region

Secret Origins Of The Bible

Author : Tim Callahan
ISBN : UOM:39015053024744
Genre : Religion
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Callahan strictly interprets the Bible through the lens of comparative mythology, where the mythic content of Biblical stories is illustrated as a way to understand the purpose the stories served for the people who wrote them. Biblical history is merely a mythic representation of human psychology and meaning-making in human conscience. Callahan contends that most of the histories and stories were written and manipulated centuries after the events described. He cautions against literal interpetation of the Bible, but seeks to understand why society validates the myth.
Category: Religion

Origins Ancestry And Alliance

Author : James J. Fox
ISBN : 9781920942878
Genre : Social Science
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This collection of papers, the third in a series of volumes on the work of the Comparative Austronesian Project, explores indigenous Austronesian ideas of origin, ancestry and alliance and considers the comparative significance of these ideas in social practice. The papers examine social practice in a diverse range of societies extending from insular Southeast Asia to the islands of the Pacific.
Category: Social Science